Did God choose His attributes?

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  1. Brokenman123

    Brokenman123 Fapstronaut

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    Did God choose His attributes or did He always have them?
     
  2. ukbritishbloke

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    This only matters if such a being exists. I don't think so. I think your question's a bit like asking whether Harry Potter uses this website.
     
  3. Brokenman123

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    What's your reasoning behind saying that God doesn't exist?
     
  4. ukbritishbloke

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  5. Brokenman123

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    I don't. I see what you're getting at but I kinda disagree. BTW, I'm not a Christian.
     
  6. JKnight

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    The attributes are just patterns or self-declared patterns in Its behaviour towards us. It is essentially Its choice in how that interaction occurs, so in a way It chose the nature of the interaction and those attributes
     
  7. Mr. McMarty

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    God always had his attributes because God was not created.
     
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  8. Fightyourlowerself

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    As above - He always had them because he was not created / is pre-eternal.

    An example - Take one of his attributes, lets say self sufficiency. If he wasn't always self sufficient he would not exist because he would have needed someone or something else to exist before he acquired self sufficiency. I hope that makes sense.
     
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  9. Timber

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    That’s a very old Christian question.

    I think it melted my mind 10-15 years ago. The idea that God acted a certain way and called it “good” drove me up a wall. But this was believed by lots of Protestants.

    I think the answer is going to depend on what you mean by “chose” and what you mean by “God.”

    I think that the foundation of all existence is conscious personal Love. All are connected to him and issue from him. From this follows that God is a set of attributes that just are. God cannot choose an attribute contrary to his own nature.
     

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